Feb 26, 2013 - 8:05 pm
Hi, I have a question that is difficult to research and I'm hoping someone here might know the answer:
My uncle was recently diagnosed with stage 3B colon cancer. About 30 years ago he had a kidney transplant and has been taking 75 mg of azathioprine every day to keep his body from rejecting it.
Now he's going to be given chemo-lite, and he's lowered his dose of azathioprine to 50 mg per day.
My question is this: Is this reduction in his azathioprine sufficient for going on chemo-lite? Should he reduce even more or consider an alternative medication, such as everolimus?
Thanks for any information you can provide...